Hello and welcome to the Oh Penelope Photography Blog! I'm Caitlin Trantham, the lady behind the lens. Here you'll find pictures from recent sessions, fun contests and giveaways- as well as my own personal musings on life as a mother of two, military wife and photographer! I am currently located in Saint Louis, Mo- enjoying the midwestern lifestyle ;)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh Penelope's Oh So Happy Holiday Giveaway!

Welcome to Oh Penelope's Oh -So- Happy Holiday Giveaway!
I am thrilled to be able to host this amazing giveaway, filled with spectacular prizes. Most of our vendors are small business owners, like myself, so lets spread the love! These are some of my favourite things, and I'm happy to be able to share them with you all. As you will see below, all entries will be processed by Rafflecopter... the more pages you visit, "Like", and show support to, the more entries into the contest you will receive. ONE lucky winner will be chosen to receive all the fabulous prizes listed here :) Now on to the fun stuff... as I hear you all chanting "Get to the prizes lady!" Drum roll please....
(Click images to visit the shops! Do it, do it!)

1 Medium Pinwheel Ragababe AIO

Yes, ladies and gents- a Ragababe AIO! One of the best, and most sought after cloth diapers out there, Ragababe has risen to Beetle-esque fame among throngs of cloth diapering Mommies. I myself have fallen in love with these beautiful diapers, and can attest to that fact that it's not all about the "hype". Even if you don't cloth diaper, isn't this print simply adorable? It would look cute on any bum ;)
*This diaper was not sponsored by Ragababe. I stalked and purchased this diaper myself. I also received permission from Joy, the fab owner of Ragababe to use this diaper for our Holiday giveaway!

6 Newborn Headbands from Firefly By The Sea Accessories

The ultra amazing owner of Firefly By The Sea Accessories, Krastina, provided these adorable newborn headbands. Headbands like this are the MUST HAVE accessory for any photographer that shoots newborn sessions. Soft, sweet and angelic, they are perfect for any tiny little girl. Please visit her shop and check all the precious things she has!

$30 from The Sweet Strap

I feel like every photographer needs a gorgeous camera strap! Liz from The Sweet Strap is giving away $30 in Sweet Strap swag. The winner will have a hard time choosing from all the lovely goodies she has in her etsy shop. Bold patterns, lush minky, Oh My! Even if you aren't a pro, I know there are TONS of Moms out there that have DSLR's. Wouldn't you rather have an awesome camera strap from The Sweet Strap, rather than that boring Nikon/Cannon strap you may be using now? You shouldn't even be thinking about it! Head on over to The Sweet Strap today, and get yourself something gorgeous ;)

$20 from DooDoo Raggs

"Cloth diapers for the little Rockstar in your life!"
Rachele from DooDoo Raggs is sweet as can be, and makes some pretty rad diapers! My little guy sported an absolutely beautiful Superman Minky pocket for his newborn photos, and it is now one of my favourites in regular rotation. I just picked up this crazy cool cover, in a comic book print that is totally drool worthy. If you are looking for a stellar WAHM to support, and also some cool diapers for your babies bum, please be sure to check out DooDoo Raggs :) (And for you non-cloth diapering mama's, covers can be used as a swim diaper! No more expensive swim dipes in the summa time! Woohoo!)

Nellie's All Natural Laundry Soda (50 Load Pouch)

"Nellie's™ Laundry Soda leaves nothing but the fresh, sweet smell of clean clothes! Nellie's™ Laundry Soda is so concentrated that you only need one tablespoon per LARGE wash load. Nellie's™ is hypoallergenic - perfect for baby clothes and sensitive skin. It cleans all the way to the fiber, rinses thoroughly and leaves no residue. It is also front-loader/HE compatible."
This lesser known cloth diaper safe detergent is a fave in our household! We use it and LOVE it :)
*This product was not sponsored by Nellie's, and is sponsored by me!

Bum Genius Freetime AIO in Lovelace or Albert print

Winner chooses their favourite print- for this all new, cleverly designed AIO from Bum Genius.
"Cloth diapering made even easier! bumGenius Freetime All-In-One One-Size Cloth Diapers feature our patent pending butterfly closure system to provide a comfortable, trim fit. This simple design makes cloth diapering as easy as using disposables. Our "no-stuff" system with semi-attached, stay dry inserts is an ideal solution for families with a child in day-care or family members resistant to cloth diapers! Using the snaps on the front of the diaper, adjust the size if needed, put the diaper on your baby, wash, dry and re-use. No extra steps. No stuffing. No cover required. Our one-size diapers are designed to fit most babies weighing between 8 and 35 pounds." -From Cottonbabies.com
*Diaper is not sponsored by BumGenius, it is sponsored by me! Please be aware that these are still on "Pre-order" status, and shipping to winner is 100% reliant on Cotton Babies receiving shipment. Prize may arrive slightly later than other prizes.

Custom Hand Stamped Necklace from Jewelry by Sebastian Design

Oh, how I just ADORE these necklaces from Jessica, of Jewelry by Sebastian Design. Aren't they just perfect? You could gift these to ANY woman, and she would be thrilled. Wouldn't it be neat to have your little ones name or birthday? How about your spouses initials, or a special sentiment? Can you say, amazing Christmas gift? One lucky winner will be able to work with Miss Jessica in creating their own custom hand stamped necklace! Decisions, decisions.... ;)

50% Off Your Next Purchase At Nala's Fluffy Bums

We love our Nala's! The wonderful and talented Nicole made us a sweet custom Batman diaper and wet bag a few months back, that gives me little heart palpitations every time my little guy gets to wear it. Not only is Nicole a genius diaper maker, she is also a dream to work with, and a significantly awesome lady in general. You won't regret snagging a dipe from Nala's Fluffy Bums! (And to all the non-cloth diapering mama's, she's also made snuggly soft minky blankets in the past ;)

$25 Gift Certificate for Scentsy Products from Jayna Kennedy

Jayna is a work at home mom and military wife, which we most definitely have in common. She was generous enough to offer $25 towards that addictive and sensational wickless candle product, known as Scentsy. If you haven't tried it yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR YOU CRAZY PERSON!? It's perfect for us, and anyone with kids. No flame, adorable warmers, amazing scent and... the wax doesn't get hot enough to burn little fingers! The warmers come in 3 sizes, and infinite styles. We may or may not own 4 warmers... 3 in our house and one in my Husbands office ;) Please, please check out Jayna's personal Scentsy site (http://jaynakennedy.scentsy.us), and show her some support for being so kind as to participate!

(THE FINE PRINT: This prize package has no cash value. All items are non-transferable. Winner will be responsible for claiming prizes. Caitlin, from Oh Penelope endorses all products, but is not responsible for matters concerning the products after the contest has ended and winner is given vendor contact list. Tangible prizes will be shipped, free of cost, to the winner within 2 weeks of receiving winners contact information. *Not applicable to bumGenius Freetime AIO which is still on pre-order status.
Please note that all the vendors (unless otherwise noted) have generously donated their time and products, and we should appreciate them! Please respect their personal shipping costs/creation time. I am SO thankful for them to participate, and would hate to see anything sour come out of such a FUN giveaway!
Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter.
I would like to give one last HUGE THANK YOU to the vendors who are participating! You all are going to make it one AMAZING Holiday for one lucky winner! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!)


Firefly by The Sea Accessories | Website | Facebook
Nala's Fluffy Bums | Website| Facebook
Jewelry By Sebastian Design | Website| Facebook
DooDoo Raggs | Website| Facebook
Scentsy from Jayna Kennedy | Website| Facebook
The Sweet Strap | Website| Facebook


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